By Linda Cherry
DR. BILL VAN DYK is straightforward about why he serves on the Contra Costa College Foundation board of directors and is now in his second term as its president.
He supports CCC because his San Pablo dental practice is dependent upon graduates from the college's dental assisting program. His personal donations to the CCC Foundation are designated for the dental assisting program, and he urges other West County dentists to follow his lead.
Many foundation board members at Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College are in the same situation. Whether they are in business, government or the nonprofit sector, their organizations benefit from well-trained and educated community college students."